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New Attorney General Has Not Changed Policy on Pot

April 3, 2017 Dave 0

Speaking of studies showing opioid overdose and death rates are lower in States with medical marijuana, our new Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “I’m astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin […]

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Saving Lives with Marijuana

March 3, 2017 Dave 0

Typically opponents of medical marijuana claim that it is too dangerous, it’s not approved by the FDA and we have other legal drugs that do the same thing. Besides they argue, pot is  addictive, it’s […]

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Can Marijuana Help Fight Opioid Dependence?

December 9, 2016 Dave 0

A couple of years ago the  School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins  reported: “In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of […]

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Will Legalization Increase Pot Use? Probably Not Much.

November 17, 2016 Dave 0

Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett wrote a book last year decrying marijuana legalization. Among other reasons he included the well-worn warning that use will sky-rocket. Early indications suggest the prediction is overblown. In Colorado use […]

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Know Your Marijuana’s THC/CBD Ratio

September 18, 2016 Dave 0

It’s been a long time since I had any interest in using marijuana, but, I have always assumed one joint is like any other, except for THC level. If the THC level in the grass […]

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WHY MOST ADULTS WILL SHY AWAY FROM LEGAL POT

June 13, 2016 Dave 0

People who oppose legalizing marijuana argue that its use will sky-rocket if we do it. That’s not likely. In Colorado use by the under 18 set has declined since legalization, while used by adults over […]

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Pot Possession Arrests–What a Crime

May 12, 2016 Dave 0

According to the Drug Policy Alliance there were 700, 993 arrests related to marijuana in 2014, and 88% of those were for possession only. The math: 616,873 were arrested for nothing more serious than pot […]